Special Guests Beth Stern,
Ice T, Coco Austin, Cat Greenleaf, and More Gathered to
Promote Awareness of Abandoned Bulldogs
The Long Island Bulldog Rescue Holds 15th
Anniversary Fundraiser to
Help, Heal and Home®
Skyrocketing Numbers of High-Needs, Abandoned Dogs -
Sponsored by The RTA Store, Best-Selling Author Patricia
Staci Gruber, and “Scarpetta”
New York, NY (December 4, 2014):
Animal advocate, actress and wife of radio
personality Howard Stern, the beautiful Beth Stern
hosted the 15th Anniversary ‘Bash for the
Bulldogs’ to benefit the Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR)
on Tuesday night (Dec.2) at the Rosenthal Pavilion at New
York University’s Kimmel Center. The crowd of English
Bulldog lovers, owners and supporters included Law &
Order: SVU’s hip-hop icon Ice T and his model
wife Coco Austin, seen in E!’s Ice Loves
Coco, with their dogs Spartacus and Maximus.
Three-time Emmy winner Cat Greenleaf of USA Network
emceed the event.
was a great evening to meet and mingle with friends and
bulldogs, to find unique items for the Holidays and most
importantly, $67,000 was raised for the Long Island Bulldog
Rescue to help save the lives of these dogs in urgent need
of finding their forever homes.
abundant Silent Auction table of items included a signed
guitar by “Godfather of Soul” James Brown, solid wood
kitchen cabinets from The RTA Store, sterling Tiffany mesh
jewelry, a Gucci bag, a Kitchen Aide mixer, a painting of
your dog by artist Drago, Mets tickets, an iPhone, Howard
Stern autographed bulldog sculpture and so much more.
indulged in a wonderful spread of salads, shrimp and pasta
dishes, followed by delicious desserts catered by Top of the
Square Catering, while Ice T and Coco Austin worked the room
with their famous dogs Maximus and Spartacus, known for
their parts in E!’s Ice Loves Coco.
bulldogs getting attention included Beauty, a puppy
with an amazing rescue story. Her name sums her up - inside
and out. At only 8 months old, the puppy was picked up on
the streets of New York City by NYC Animal Care and Control,
shivering in cold and fear. It will never be known who left
this sweet, social, beautiful, helpless pup to fend for
herself against dangers too many to list. LIBR did
everything to help, heal and home her, and she is now a
happy, healthy member of an LIBR 4EvrFamily®.
LIBR Executive Director said, “Right now, many people still
see dogs as impulse items or presents. That is why we have
so many in such urgent need. Dogs should be brought into
their families after careful research and conversation with
reputable, experienced breeders or rescue agencies.”
increase in bulldogs being surrendered to the LIBR is 2,569%
since 1999. The non-profit organization has a 98% success
rate, including high-risk dogs needing multiple surgeries,
skin or eye care, training, etc. In 2013, $285,000 was
spent on veterinary care.
LIBR, located in Stony Brook, Long Island, serves nine
states in the Northeast. Its mission is to provide
education, prevention, intervention, and adoption services
to ensure that all English Bulldogs enjoy long, healthy
lives in loving, safe, appropriate homes where they are
provided the life-long care they require and deserve. LIBR
commits to each English Bulldog and adopters they serve for
the life of the dog. If an adoption is unsuccessful, the
dog is to be returned to the LIBR. LIBR not only spays,
neuters and gives vaccines, they give each dog whatever is
needed for a great new life in a LIBR 4EvrFamily.® They
provide expert medical care, behavioral support and guidance
to ensure each rescue has every chance to be a happy,
healthy member of the best LIBR 4EvrFamily ®. LIBR responds
24/7/365, even during Holiday abandonment seasons when
people abandon their puppies, sick or injured dogs to attend
parties, go on vacation, etc.
Abandoned as impulsively as they were purchased, or
surrendered by heartbroken families in crisis, they face
imminent death or a shortened life of inadequate care,
chronic illness, injury, conduct problems and loneliness.
As long-time members of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s
Animals, and in their role as the regional representative of
Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network, LIBR is the leading
resource for bulldog rescue in Northeastern America.
To help, or if you have interest in adopting
an English Bulldog, please visit
www.longislandbulldogrescue.org. Long Island Bulldog
Rescue is an IRS public charity 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit
organization, that Helps, Heals and Homes ® English Bulldogs
across the Northeast United States.
on Twitter @LIBulldogrescue.